Countdown to London 2012 Olympics –  100 days to go

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With only 100 days to go, sports fans and athletes are gearing up for London 2012.

The London Olympics are particularly significant for equestrian sports as they mark 100 years since equestrian sports first joined the Olympic programme.

During the Games you can get live updates from Horse & Hound on our dedicated equestrian Olympic Games microsite.

You can also keep up with the news on the H&H homepage and forums as well as on Twitter (@horseandhound), Facebook – and of course with our exclusive reports in the magazine.

The opening ceremony for the Games will be held on 27 July. Eventing will take place from 28-31 July, dressage from 2-9 August and showjumping from 4-8 August.

If you would like to show your support, there is a special Olympics scarf available for purchase.

At London’s Horse Guards Parade, 260 members of the Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots and Welsh Guards formed the number 100 in recognition of the occasion (pictured).

London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe said: “With 100 days to go, millions of people are getting ready to do the best work of their lives and welcome the world this summer. Expectations are high and we won’t disappoint.”

Originally published on horseandhound.co.uk